POMEGRANATE RIND ( YELLOW, GREEN, GREY)

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The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub in the family Lythraceae, subfamily Punicoideae. The name pomegranate derives from medieval Latin pōmum "apple" and grānātum "seeded". Possibly stemming from the old French word for the fruit, pomme-grenade, the pomegranate was known in early English as "apple of Grenada"—a term which today survives only in heraldic blazons. Pomegranate is used mainly for juice. In Hindu traditions, the pomegranate (Hindi: anār) symbolizes prosperity and fertility, and is associated with both Bhoomidevi (the earth goddess) and Lord Ganesha (the one fond of the many-seeded fruit).In India's ancient Ayurveda system of traditional medicine, the pomegranate is frequently described as an ingredient in remedies.  

 Pomegranate rind is a commonly used traditional medicine, and has the effect of antidarrhea with astringent, stop bleeding and expelling parasite. The main composition of pomegranate rind is ellagic acid, with polyphenols ester structure, and shows the acidic. Pomegranate peel contains yellow pigment, and folk has the records about using the boiled water of pomegranate peel dyeing the white cloth.

The main components of natural pigment are pomegranate polyphenols, peel contains as much as three times the total amount of polyphenols, including condensed tannins, catechins, gallocatechins and prodelphinidins. It has obvious inhibitory effect on chemical induced carcinogenesis and cancer, and can be used as exogenous antioxidants, antibacterial effect of antibacterial. Pomegranate peel is a good natural vegetable dye.

We employ the fresh pomegranate rind from contract farming  to produce beautiful light to dark yellow, green and grey shades on cotton, wool, silk and all natural textile substrates by standardized dyeing process using different combination of natural mordants on fibers, fabric and garments with excellent fastness properties.